Acquisition Financing Hot Buttons in 2016
The thriving acquisition financing market is considered as one of the contributory factors that trigger the recent uptick in M&A activity. However, with the fast-paced shifts in the financial markets caused by recent trends and regulatory actions, seizing optimal market condition may be a challenging task for private equity firms and corporate deal-makers.
Thus, careful financial planning and thorough evaluation of financing options are needed to maximize the benefits and avoid potential challenges and risks.
In this two-hour LIVE Webcast, a panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders assembled by The Knowledge Group will provide the audience with an in-depth discussion of Acquisition Financing and will help them understand the important aspects of this significant topic. Speakers will also offer best practices in negotiating financing for acquisitions and how to best comply with finance laws.
Key issues that will be covered in this course are:
- Acquisition Financing - An Overview
- Common Financing Terms and Options
- Key Considerations in Evaluating and Structuring Acquisition Financing
- Recent Trends and Regulatory Developments
- Possible Implications
- Best Risk Mitigation and Compliance Strategies
Paul W. Hespel, Partner
Pepper Hamilton LLP
Who Should Attend:
- Finance Lawyers
- Business Development Executives
- M&A Executives
- Investment bankers
- Legal Counsel
- Managing Directors
- Private Equity and Corporate Deal Professionals
- Other Related/Interested Professionals
Paul W. Hespel is a partner in the Financial Services Group of Pepper Hamilton LLP, resident in the New York office.
Mr. Hespel specializes in finance and restructuring transactions, with a particular focus on transactional finance matters (including leveraged acquisition financings and transactional finance matters in distressed settings), mezzanine and multi-tranche financings, high yield debt offerings, out-of-court restructurings and liability management transactions. Mr. Hespel handles both domestic and cross border engagements.
Mr. Hespel represents corporate borrowers, financial sponsors, portfolio companies, arrangers, agent banks, financial institutions and alternative capital sources. He has extensive experience in structuring and negotiating secured and investment grade credit facilities, first lien, second lien, mezzanine and multi-tranche financings, liquidity lines, letter of credit facilities and high yield debt offerings. Mr. Hespel also counsels clients on forbearance arrangements, out-of-court restructurings and debtor-in-possession and exit financings.
During his more than 15 years of practice, Mr. Hespel has developed sector expertise in education, financial services, REITs, health care, manufacturing and telecommunications.
Mr. Hespel is a member of the Advisory Board to the Belgian American Chamber of Commerce, the Duke University School of Law, Law Alumni Association Board and the Duke University School of Law, International Advisory Board. He is fluent in French and Dutch and conversant in German and Spanish.
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